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Portugal’s association of hoteliers and restaurateurs (AHRESP) has again warned the government, through the committee on budget, finance and public sector (COFAP), that maintaining VAT at 23% in...

As culture buffs go, the Portuguese are among Europe’s least interested. They are less likely to take part in cultural activities than more or less every other nationality and they have the lowest...

Ângela Abreu, 37, a research scientist at the University of Minho’s Biological Engineering Centre, has been honoured by US space agency NASA, as well as Europe’s space agency ESA, for her...

Tax ‘pardon’ generated €143 million in one week

State coffers have swelled by over €143 million as a result of the government’s new tax ‘pardon’ – a measure allowing debtors to pay off their debts without being fined or charged eye-watering...

Despite the vice-grip of crisis, there are more Portuguese multi-millionaires than ever before, and their joint fortunes are rocketing.

A report by the Swiss Bank UBS concludes there are 85...

Apparently forgetting the country’s ever-growing black economy, the National Institute of Statistics (INE) has been scratching its head over the whereabouts of 434,000 young people who are neither...

Portugal economy spruced up

After 10 months of consecutive economic contraction, the Portuguese economy finally grew for the second period of three months in a row and ended the country’s ongoing ‘technical’ recession, as...

Old age ‘abandon’ on the increase

More and more elderly people are being abandoned by their families to welfare homes - and the head of the union of state-funded homes (Lares de Misericórdia) says it’s not all down to the crisis...

News channels were buzzing on Wednesday (November 13) with reports that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had stiff words for Portugal.

The Fund’s chief spokesman in Portugal, Subir...

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